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Best's Cottage - stunning harbour and sea views, family & dog friendly

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Traditional cottage overlooking Mevagissey harbour, short breaks available

Best's Cottage was built around 200 years ago as a Fisherman's cottage. It overlooks the harbour on the sunny south side and can be seen in many postcards of the historic fishing port. The view from the Master bedroom extends on a clear day from Chapel Point all the way Start Point in South Devon.

Three bedrooms include a double with sea views, a single and a twin bunk room, all upstairs along with the family bathroom. Downstairs is a cosy sitting room, a kitchen/diner and a utility/boot room ideal for dumping wet or sandy gear, or towelling-down the dog.

Mevagissey is a popular holiday destination as well as a working fishing port. It boasts several excellent pubs and restaurants, souvenir and convenience shops, boat trips, museum, aquarium, model railway and Heligan Gardens nearby.

Conveniently situated in mid-Cornwall, countless other attractions are within easy reach including beaches, gardens, walks, historic towns and villages, Cornish industrial heritage, theme parks, zoo etc.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

About Helen

Best's Cottage is co-owned in trust by the five Grandchildren of Ron and Dorothy Best.

Why Helen chose Mevagissey

Local man Ron bought the cottage in the 1950's to be closer to his beloved boat and spent all the time he could spend here and on the water.

All the family loved spending long summer holidays at the cottage and aboard 'Grandad's boat'.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Such a great little place - we loved it! We really were very comfortable in the house and we felt relaxed there with a family. It had everything and more than we needed."

"I just thought I would drop you a note to say we had a wonderful time in the cottage and we loved Mevagissy. We were blessed with the weather which was beautiful, and loved the location and everything about the place."
Mar 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mevagissey in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, wc and basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , as bunkbeds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 + Cot (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed and beautiful sea and harbour views. Bedroom 2 with single bed, Bedroom 3 with bunk beds. Travel Cot available (please bring your own baby bedding for this).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Outside: There is a very small courtyard outside the kitchen/utility room and a bench at the front of the house overlooking the harbour. Utility Room: Utility/boot room off kitchen with sink, washing machine, tumble drier, freezer, coat hooks and benches, back door to courtyard. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Best's Cottage is cleaned before each booking and bedding/towels are provided and changed weekly for longer bookings. Our very helpful housekeeper lives next door.


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Mevagissey harbour (with boat trips etc) is 2 minutes walk. There are small beaches at low tide, one inside the outer harbour and another outside the harbour behind the harbour office.

Polstreath Beach (low tide only) is 15 minutes walk via the coast path (many steps!); Portmellon Beach 1 mile.

South coast beaches including Gorran Haven, Pentewan and Porthpean within 15 minutes by car (or a longer walk).

North coast beaches including Newquay and Perranporth about 25 miles / 45 minutes by car.


Exeter & M5 Motorway: approx. 1hr 45 mins via A30

Plymouth: approx. 1hr 15 mins via A38

Mainline Railway*: St Austell 15 minutes by car (or bus service)

Newquay Airport: 25 miles / 45 minutes by car.

*[Note: at time of writing, Cornish rail lines are cut off at Dawlish (near Exeter) by storm damage]


Heligan Gardens: 2 miles / 5 mins by car or 45 mins walk

St Austell: 5 miles / 10 mins (shopping and cinema, Historic port at Charlestown, Wheal Martyn china clay museum)

Eden Project: 8 miles / 20 mins

Truro: 15 miles / 30 mins (shopping, cinema; cathedral, river trips, Hall for Cornwall theatre)

Fowey: 15 miles / 30 mins (Historic port) - or take the passenger ferry in summer.

Newquay and North Coast beaches: 25 miles / 45 mins

Further Details:

Although Mevagissey does not have as many grocery shops as it used to, the Newsagent on the main square is open from 6am daily and sells all the basics plus a fee-charging cash machine.

Free cash can be got from the Post Office if your bank offers this service.

Fresh local fish can be bought most days from the kiosk on the harbour.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mevagissey, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
5 Jan 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid season
23 Mar 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High season
29 Jun 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
7 Sep 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low season
2 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid season
21 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Friday changeover - other days may be considered subject to bookings, we try to be flexible especially in low and mid season.
Discounts offered for bookings of more than 7 nights, please contact owner for a price.
Shorter bookings available (min 3 nights) PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR RATES

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.